154285472_c1d1ae6163.jpgMISTER WROTE: I used to fancy myself a purely rational being, a supreme decision maker.  All of my choices were carefully thought out, pros and cons meticulously weighed, free of bias and prejudice, all perspectives considered.  Of late I have discovered that I have emotions, and furthermore, that they have been working behind the scenes all along.  The supposed rationality of those decisions was merely an illusion.  All the time I pretended to be searching for truth, I feared and avoided it.  One can take the comfortable, easy path reflexively, or by decorating it with intellectual trappings. Regardless, one is on the same path.  A good defense mechanism doesn’t look like a defense mechanism.

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